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The Christian Face

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The faces of Christians might not shine with a light so bright you have to look away as did the face of Moses after he met God and talked to him face to face, but there is a Christian light that shines on the faces of Christians everywhere.

My two sisters and I once spent a long night in a hospital waiting room waiting for the morning when emergency heart surgery would be performed on our brother.  During that long night, we became acquainted with a kind old gentleman who was there waiting for news of his wife.  My sisters and I are life-long Christians and we recognized a kindred spirit in this old man. When we were away from him for a while, we speculated about the old fellow, sure that he had to be a Christian—just from the look on his old but contented face.

Sure enough, when we asked him about his faith, we learned that he was a practicing Christian and a life-long church member.

We have been telling this story ever since as we try to define that Christian look we saw on the old man’s face; and while we are still unable to accurately describe what exactly it is that we see, this light of Christ truly exists.  It is as real as eyebrows, eyes and wrinkles.  You can see Christianity right there on the faces of Christians.  It is, as they say, as plain as the noses on their faces; and it is a look to which I aspire daily.

Betty Killebrew

Read more articles, stories and poems by Betty Killebrew at:  www.trovemagazine.com

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